The Healing Doll Way Year Long Online Class
The Online Course is offered in 2 sections: Discovery and Awareness & Healing over one year. You will make at least six dolls. The year allows for you to move through the making process at your own pace. Curriculum is from my upcoming book as well as files and resources from online classes. Each session is offered at two month intervals. See details in right column.
This class is for all levels of learning, skill and expertise. We each have an unique ways of expressing ourselves. Healing dolls are made from every kind of material you can imagine. Many ways of making these dolls will be covered in the discovery process. All you need bring to the class is your curiosity, willingness to take creative risks, enthusiasm for learning, and desire to heal an aspect of yourself.
Why Make Healing Dolls?
You can change how you see yourself making a doll. You can talk to yourself using a doll that you made. You can use the imagery of doll making--thought in concrete visual form--to focus your energy into evolving new ways of being and doing. The dolls you make will be symbols of an emotion, a feeling, a sensation, a struggle or a celebration. A self made doll, a figurative form, stands as an honoring of something sacred outside or within you.
Dollmaking is different than any other form of art...it allows you the experience of holding a part of yourself in your hands in the form of a three dimensional figurative art. You will see yourself in the doll. She will represent an aspect of the human condition and your condition. Your doll, the doll that you make will become your very own witness to your life, sharing your feelings and embodying your worth.
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Students who live near me will have option of attending
a once a month 2 hour class/meeting
in my home studio in suburb of Minneapolis, MN
$50.00 includes supplies.
"This is what I most love about Barb's class: personal issues and epiphanies spark a wild fire of thought and vision in the group as a whole and vice versa. Personal magic inspires group magic inspires personal magic, all in an extraordinary, energetic loop.".......Kathryn
Jan 15 - March 31 Inner Selfie (Heroine)
Introduction & Guardian Doll
This section focuses on identifying your beliefs about healing, building resources, moving through and completing process assignments; learn about and practice making feeling and healing dolls; learn about and practice visual journaling to be used in your journal and ultimately in making your personal healing doll healing cards.
The Discovery Process invites you to play with your imagination, take creative risks, do research on dolls and self images, and play with different aspects of healing dolls.
AWARENESS & HEALING PROCESS
Dive Deep into the Healing Dolls
April 1 May 31 THE SCAPEGOAT
The Scapegoat symbolizes what is getting in the way of achieving your healing goal. I believe making this doll opens up the most potential for healing.
June 1 - July 31 LOVING KINDNESS
This doll allows for more compassionate, positive, and peaceful ways of responding to the creative process and to any feelings the Scapegoat may have brought up.
August 1 - September 30 THE TALISMAN
Because the Scapegoat doll can bring up painful emotions from the past, the Talisman offers an opportunity to create a balance to the story of that pain. This is a strong and powerful doll that pulls you out of the past and into the present and future.
October 1 - November 30 THE INNER HEALER
The Inner Healer reminds you that dollmaking can give voice to your heart and your wisdom. This doll will symbolize how all your resources are within you. She will remind you that you can move through painful experiences with insight and compassion, opening up pathways to your imagination.
December 1 - January #6 SPIRIT DOLLS
Defining spirit dolls and exploring what they mean and look like.